Episode 30: Electric Kool-Aid Blue Star Acid Test

A lot of conspiracy theorists see connections that others cannot; connections most people cannot fathom, or believe to be real. You know who else sees connections like this? People on acid. So what could make for a twisty-er, turny-er kaleidoscopic circus of crazy than conspiracy theories about acid?!? Join us as we seek out the truth behind the ‘Blue Star (or Mickey Mouse, or Bart Simpson, etc) Acid’ urban legend. This week we explore all things psychedelic and top secret from Project MK Ultra to the origins of the Unabomber. As well as diving in to the lighter side of hallucinogens with top literary talent, like Allen Ginsberg and Ken Kesey It’s going to be a long, strange trip, man.


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The Merry Pranksters

Project MKUltra, The CIA’s Program of Research in Behavioral Modification – Joint Hearing Document

TIME – The Legacy of the CIA’s Secret LSD Experiments on America

The Atlantic – Harvard and the Making of the Unabomber

The Guardian – LSD’s Impact on the Brain Revealed in Groundbreaking Images

The Washington Post – LSD Could Make You Smarter, Happier and Healthier. Should We All Try It?

Gizmodo – Project MKUltra One of the Most Shocking CIA Programs

SF Weekly: Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA dosed SF Citizens with LSD

The Plot to Turn On the World: The Leary/Ginsberg Acid Conspiracy

Allen Ginsberg, LSD poetry and sacrificing chickens: the birth of ’60s hippie underground revealed

The Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and Its Future




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